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MILLION DOLLAR DECORATING PODCAST INTERVIEW!

MILLION DOLLAR DECORATING PODCAST INTERVIEW!

This month, we had the honor of meeting James Swan of the popular podcast, "Million Dollar Decorating!" Marie spoke with James regarding her work and the Marie Burgos Design Brand, revealed behind-the-scenes sources of inspiration, and shared stories to motivate all to make beautiful homes!

James Swan is an award-winning interior designer and author. He has spent the past 18 years, crafting classically influenced interiors for homes, restaurants, hotels and retail stores. His work has been featured in  House & Garden, House Beautiful, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and The Chicago Tribune  and his book  “101 Things I Hate About Your House”  won the 2011 American Bookseller’s Award.

James Swan is an award-winning interior designer and author. He has spent the past 18 years, crafting classically influenced interiors for homes, restaurants, hotels and retail stores. His work has been featured in House & Garden, House Beautiful, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and The Chicago Tribune and his book “101 Things I Hate About Your House” won the 2011 American Bookseller’s Award.

The Million Dollar Decorating podcasts are devoted to the worlds of design, decorating and beautiful living, and he has interviewed the world's leading designers, decorators, architects and artisans throughout the world.

This time, it was Marie Burgos Design in the spotlight! 

Click here to tune in now! 

 

Also, as an extra fun tip, Marie’s book recommendation during the podcast was MOVE YOUR STUFF CHANGE YOUR LIFE by Karen Rauch Carter, an essential and accessible guide to increasing happiness, improving your financial well-being, and bettering your health through the timeless Chinese art of feng shui. 

Written by Anaïs Gibaud

 

BEST DESIGNER OF THE YEAR BY MAISON & OBJET 2017

BEST DESIGNER OF THE YEAR BY MAISON & OBJET 2017

www.pierrecharpin.com

www.pierrecharpin.com

Each year in January the most important European event for Interior Design is held:

Must-have collections, innovations and talents were all gathered last week in Paris! 

The show runs twice a year and each time, a Designer is awarded as the Best Designer of the Year. A more product design-oriented profile is designated in January and a more closely related to the world of interior architecture or decor designer for September. 

The Best Designer of the year this time was French Designer:

Pierre Chapin www.maison-objet.com

Pierre Chapin www.maison-objet.com

His poetic, minimalist style has made its mark. Post Design, Zanotta, Montina, Venini, Alessi… Design companies can’t get enough of his work. 

In 1998, he produced a series of glass objects at the CIRVA, (Centre International de Recherche sur le Verre et Les Arts Plastiques) in Marseille.

Two years later in Vallauris he tried his hand at ceramics.

From 1998 to 2008, Pierre Charpin taught at the Ecole supérieure d’art et de design in Reims and he has been teaching at Ecal in Lausanne, Switzerland ever since, but he has never lost sight of his grail.

In 2011, he designed Intervalles, a collection of glasses and a carafe for Cristalleries Saint-Louis.

More of his designs at N.50 apartment at Modernist architect Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse housing block in Marseille where he has undergone a colourful refit: 

Congratulations, Pierre, and we look forward to all of your future work! 

Credit: www.deezen.com 

www.pierrecharpin.com 

 

By Anaïs Gibaud

 

 

 

 

 

5 GORGEOUS PLANTS FOR VIBRANT HOME ENERGY

Credit West elm

Credit West elm

Winter is here to stay for a few months to come. If you live in a city, you might miss spending time in nature surrounded by bright colors! 

You can create a softer and more vibrant energy by bringing a beautiful piece of nature into your interior. Plus you will be surprise so see that plants can be so relaxing, they have the power to reduce stress levels and can also purify the indoor air! 

If you don’t have a plant yet, and want to make your home a tropical safe haven, check out our favorite home plants, those have all been approved by the Nasa research as Air Purifier plants and they also look gorgeous!! 

To learn more, the following are the armful chemicals that can be found in your interior which the plant below, as well as the other samples mentioned can help to enhance your environment. Definitely a welcome addition that every home needs to complete your design look and improve your personal space!  

1. Snake Plant: Purifies the Air from Trichloroethylene + Formaldehyde + Benzene + Xylene

Credit: Suburban Bees

Credit: Suburban Bees

2. Weeping Fig 

Credit: Kuth / Ranieri Architects

Credit: Kuth / Ranieri Architects

3. Bamboo 

Credit: Toby long Design

Credit: Toby long Design

4. Kimberley Queen Fern 

Credit: Visi Magazine

Credit: Visi Magazine

5. Dwarf date Palm 

Credit: Francis Augustine / MARIE BURGOS DESIGN

Credit: Francis Augustine / MARIE BURGOS DESIGN

By Anaïs Gibaud

BEFORE AND AFTER WEST VILLAGE TAILORED RESIDENCE - Bedroom

BEFORE AND AFTER WEST VILLAGE TAILORED RESIDENCE - Bedroom

The Inspiration behind the Design

Our french born client was inspired by The Greenwich Hotel in Manhattan. Where each room feels like an apartment, luxurious and casual at the same time.
The inspiration: French touch at the Greenwich Hotel.  Credit: www.greenwichhotel.com 

The inspiration: French touch at the Greenwich Hotel.

Credit: www.greenwichhotel.com 

After Master bedroom
We brought in this casual luxury with the mix of the whole woods, rich fabrics, leathers, metal and lighting.

Furnishings in the bedroom are drawn from a wide range of cultural influences, from Maroccan hand-loomed Wool rugs , to English Leather Accent wall tiles or Italian designed Bed.

Marie Burgos Design also wanted to create a space with comfort.

The millwork for the Nightstands and cabinetry and all window drapes and pillows were entirely custom-made by Marie Burgos Design for the client space and needs.
Before Picture of the Master Bedroom

Before Picture of the Master Bedroom

Before Picture of the Master Bedroom

Before Picture of the Master Bedroom

After
There is never too much storage! We created a large and confortable walking closet by opening the space.  A wall and and two little closets were removed and replaced by a fully custom-made wood cabinetry. 

There is never too much storage! We created a large and confortable walking closet by opening the space.  A wall and and two little closets were removed and replaced by a fully custom-made wood cabinetry. 

By Anaïs Gibaud

Before and After Pictures of the Spicy Warehouse Project Designed by Feng Shui Master Marie Burgos

Before and After Pictures of the Spicy Warehouse Project Designed by Feng Shui Master Marie Burgos

Spice Warehouse -Tribeca New York City 

Spice Warehouse -Tribeca New York City 

The style of this design was guided by its history. Established in 1895 as a warehouse for the spice trade, this building had a character that no other building had and it was important to keep this feel.
It was very important to keep the authenticity of the building and keep its history alive with the right design ellements for the client. Tribeca is a very trendy neighborhood where designers tend to go very modern or plain industrial which I previously did in other designs. But the clients wanted their property to be different from all the other properties around in the sense that this space had been a Spice House and it had to be reflected in the design.
Before - Living Room 

Before - Living Room 

Living Room
The iron columns were revived to their former glory and the layers of paint were removed from the beam to explore the beauty of the original oak.
This living room design reflects a tailored “old world” look, respecting the original features of the Spice Warehouse.
I wanted the original brick wall to be revealed so this space could be a testament of ancient time and old world elegant.
— Marie Burgos
Before- Living Room  Previous Columns - brick wall - Beam 

Before- Living Room

Previous Columns - brick wall - Beam 

The layout is open and flowing to keep the feel of grandeur of the space so each piece and design finish can be admired individually.

Feng Shui was used to create balance and harmony in a very monochromatic space. The fact that I used light colors as the Benjamin Moore Decorators white walls, white cabinets, natural oak floors throughout the whole space and even whiten the original brick wall in the living room, promotes caliming energy into the room.

I also focused on creating a free of clutter, open floor plan to ensure proper circulation o Chi energy. The Chi needs to move freely into your home to nourish every area of your home to benefit you. If the current of energy meets blockages such as clutter, too much furniture of a bad layout,the chi flow will be impeded, creating a detrimental effect for people living in this home.
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The Chinese believes that we are surrounded by 5 natural elements. Those are water, wood, fire, earth and metal.

All those elements have to be present in your environment to create balance and harmony. They can be represented by a color, a shape or the element itself.
It was important to introduce the Five natural elements. Feng Shui is based on nature. The original buddhist monks who created the amazing philosophy of Feng Shui did a study of environment, spaces and nature and their impact on people.
A fundamental part of Feng Shui is also the balancing of the opposing forces of Yin & Yang. Yin is female, dark and passive, while Yang is male, bright and active. Similarly, each quality has an opposite such as hard and soft, angular and wavy, dark and light, wet and dry, cool and warm… For example, in the living room, I made sure to balance hard yang items such as hardwood coffee tables, mirrors, and glass, brick wall, with soft yin pillows, flowy curtains, plush pillows, and rugs. If you have too many yin or yang accessories, there will be an energy imbalance. Here the space is nicely balanced with all the difeferent textures used.

When applying Feng Shui to your home, you are actually bringing in the forces of nature and integrating that nature in your space as a support for your life.
— Marie Burgos
Here are some examples of elements I used to balance the Feng Shui of the living room space:
-Wood (wooden floor, wooden tables, woodend chairs...),
-Water (mirror, glass table top, acrylic artwork of wavy shapes...),
-Metal ( white walls, white leather lounge chaise, iron clock, metal horse head, iron columns...),
-Fire (cowhide shapes, candelabra/ candles, red jars...)
-Earth (brick wall, caesarstone countertop,...)

 Project parameters/challenges/inspirations:

It was very fulfilling for me to research and find unique furniture and accents pieces with an “old world” feel. They had to be unique like the Indonesian coffee table, antique like the giant iron clock and/ or unexpected like the metal horse head. Also, I made a point of finding pieces that were in exceptional material such as an oversized mirror handcrafted from vintage wood planks salvaged from boats, a double crank dining table featuring an industrial aesthetic with a unique blend of iron and distressed mango wood, comfortable host and hostess dining chairs in a tan linen, solid oak chair with Cain seat which combine the rustic charm of an old French Farmhouse with an industrial look.
I have also balanced modern pieces such as the Eames lounge chaise or the Shell chairs or even the Ibiza white leather chairs for comfort with more rustic pieces. This defines an elegant look and also brings in warmth and makes this space a unique haven in the middle of Manhattan.
It was incrdibly satisfying to see the space completed and the client happy that their vision had been fulfiled.

I love the authenticity of the building, the history which can be seen in the iron columns, the brick wall and the 13 feet ceiling height...

I love that I used very few pieces of furniture and accents but that they are all unique, carry history or an old world/ industrial character so this design really respect the character of the building.
— M.B

 

Photographer’s name: FRANCIS AUGUSTINE

 

 

 

Vedere.com: Find Enthusiasm & Inspiration Via Feng Shui Design

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// Posted on September 27, 2012 by Jacqueline Colette Prosper in Good Works

"A growing number of vendors on Vedere are giving back to their community in big ways that are helping to make our world a better place. As a social commerce website that regroups creative communities while showcasing new talent, Vedere has launched, Good Works on Vedere, a new weekly column, spotlighting our vendors’ contributions to worthy causes. Each Thursday,  follow #GoodWorks on Twitter to track how industry leaders on Vedere are making the world a better place, one charitable project at a time. Then join our discussion group on Twitter #GoodWorksDesignChat Thursdays at 12noon!"

Those looking to add peace and solace to a home should look no further than interior designer Marie Burgos, seen on Vedere, as their guide to interior salvation. Read the post below to discover her signature tips!

(Photography Credit: Scott Morris)

Burgos discovered Feng Shui in a period of her life when she was passionately hungry for a way to improve her current situation. The philosophy of creating interiors that incorporate balance, harmony and good flow or energy—the tenents of Feng Shui, has been a driving force in Burgos’s career.

(Photography Credit: Francis Augustine)

“Having a perfect layout which is open and does not create blockages is a great way to balance the space, says Burgos. “Using both clean, square lines balanced with curves or utilizing hard surfaces harmonized with soft, plush pieces are also a way to create that balance,” she continues.

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(Photography Credit: Francis Augustine)

For Burgos, the purpose of Feng Shui is create supportive environments through the art of ‘placement’, which is not only calming, but can also elevate one’s mood.

(Photography Credit: Francis Augustine)

“Lighting is another great way to improve flow and balance because it always makes things brighter, more inviting and creates a mood,” she adds. “And last, color is another fabulous way to help the flow of energy and create an atmosphere as each color has a meaning and particular properties that affect people’s moods.”

(Photography Credit: Francis Augustine)

What room in your home helps to elevate your mood? Tweet us at @VedereOnline!

Mood boards to the rescue

Mood boards help inspire architects, graphic and interior designers, along with other numerous creative professions. These boards often contain material samples, inspirational photography, color swatches or even magazine clips of decor.  All of these items arranged together communicate a design concept to the client or co-workers.

Lucky for us, mood boards are also a great way for a home owner to discover design preference and style.  It’s as easy as identifying a few of your favorite items throughout your home. Dig through the closet, china cabinet, photographs and even literature to find anything that makes your heart skip a beat.  Cluster all the items together on a table or the floor allowing the interaction of textures, colors and patterns to appear. Most likely, a similar color scheme or emotion will be conveyed by the collection of items.

Finally, identify how the collection of items can be translated into a design.  Take, for example, the mood board below.  The paint color might be derived from the several shades of off-white and brown present in each image. The lace dress equals flowing lace window treatments or dainty crochet throw pillows.  The floating lanterns might translate into a pair of gorgeous wicker cabana chairs. Overall, the images elude a crisp, romantic feel.

With all of this in mind, take a moment to collect a few of your favorite things, and see what you find out about your design style.

For more design inspiration, email marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com.

Images: www.lovelyclusters.com

Inspiration via collection

Stamp and coin collections seem to be a thing of the past, but after seeing these modern collections, inspiration is sure to flare.

Buttons, butterflies and globes, oh my.  A collection of any kind can become a work of art, whether its rare pieces from around the world or funky items from the junk drawer. The key is to modernize the display.

  • No need to display the entire collection.  Once the collection is assembled use an editing eye to remove any piece that seems out of place.
  • Try grouping by shape or color. Often the biggest impact is due to a creative arrangement.
  • Choose an unusual item to display.  Lightbulbs, old fashion hats or rug beaters will definitely impress any house guest.
  • Depending on the items, decide if a small grouping or a large display is the way to go.

Collections are a great way to expose your creative juices. Take a look at the images below to see which inspire you.

For more design inspiration, email marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com.

Images: www.inspirebohemia.com, www.studiobcreativejuice.com

Touch of the blues

The easiest way to brighten up or add a little extra personality to a room is through the use of accent colors. Color can unite separate rooms such as an entryway and a living space or even create a consistent theme throughout an entire space. Accents also allow the homeowner the chance to experiment with a color that they might typically shy away from. Start by adding pillows, a throw blanket or artwork and let the color splash grow from there.

Certain colors evoke different memories, thoughts or moods. Always consider the mood of the room prior to choosing the right shade to complement.  Red often evokes a romantic or sultry ambiance, green is fresh or crisp and yellow brings on a happy, carefree vibe.

Royal blue is used throughout this space creating a classic, tranquil environment.

The bedroom’s soft seafoam green walls, framed by white crown molding, create a relaxing space. The accent color is used to highlight the glass french double doors in the form of drapes and through pillows and a sophisticated lining on the linens.

A stark white room can be soothing and inviting when you add a bright rug in royal blue.

For more design inspiration, email marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com.

Images: www.wherethesidewalkbegins.com